Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sexy at Seventy Party!

So now for the REAL reason that I have been obsessing over pink and zebra lately: we had a surprise party this week!  Sue, this really neat, really fun lady at our church turned seventy.  One of the other ladies wanted to surprise her with a party and asked if i could help with the decorations.  I instantly had in idea for the theme:

 I already had several pink and black decorative items, and deciding that Lydia's next party will be "Four and Fabulous" with a similar color pallet meant I felt alright hunting a few more items that can be used at both parties.
 Walmart had these summery pink margarita glasses on clearance.  They were kind of easy to break, so I am not sure how well they will hold up in storage until Lydia's party, but they were PERFECT for this event!
 I found a modern hat box at the thrift store that was white with pink polka dots.  It opened in the middle, so I just flipped it upside down and placed plates on each half to create two little platform trays.  The party planner lady bought the "Another Year of Fabulous" table cloth at Party City.  I will be saving it for Lydia's party and probably buying a few more items from that line next summer.
 They found a cute picture of Sue as a little girl and we mounted it on a board and let guests sign it.
 Each table had some fabric that fit the theme.  We opened up a zebra striped napkin on top of the fabric and then used some of the broken margarita glasses to hold candy and sparkle filler for a center piece.
This "blessings board" was already on display at the church, so we added another picture of Sue to it.
The food was done pot luck style and it all came together perfectly. Such a fun evening to celebrate a really fun lady!  Happy Birthday Sue!  Stay Sexy!

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